A Public Transformed? Welfare Reform as Policy Feedback
Schram, Sanford F.
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While welfare reform in the 1990s made welfare less salient as a public issue, the authors show that it did little to change the public's willingness to spend on anti-poverty efforts or to support the Democratic Party. After presenting relevant evidence from national survey data, the authors advance a general set of propositions to explain welfare reform's limited effects on mass opinion.